NITDA/Coursera Free IT Training: Federal Government Opens Application Portal for Free IT Training for Nigerians (Cohort 3)


Federal Government opens Application Portal for Free IT training for Nigerians.

In partnership with the National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) and Coursera, an online learning platform, the Nigerian Government has provided and opened a portal for all Nigerians to apply for free IT Training (Cohort 3).

Cohort 3 of the training will focus on digital skills, including Data Analysis and Visualization, Software Development, IU/UX Design, social media Marketing and many others.

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According to the NITDA’s head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Hadizar Umar, “the training aligns with the agency’s drive to implement President Tinubu’s plan to create 1 million digital jobs in the ICT sector.

Technological Skills which Applicants will be trained in

Applicants for the Cohort 3 of the Free IT training will be trained in the following skills:

  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Software Development
  • IU/UX Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Cyber Security Professional
  • Cloud Computing Professional
  • Digital Marketing and E-commerce
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Software Testing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • DevOps Engineer, etc.

The training will run for three months, after which those who complete the course will be issued a digital certificate from Coursera.


How to Apply for the Free IT Training For Nigerians

  • Visit the website
  • Enter your full name, email address, age range, and other necessary personal information.
  • Choose your highest educational qualification and category that you want to learn.
  • Complete any other requirement needed and then click the Submit button to submit the form and wait for a response or feedback from the officials.

This recently opened application is said to have the same objective as the 3MTT Initiative of the Nigerian Government. To get more information about the 3MTT Initiative, read this article: Steps to Apply for the Federal Government Free Digital Training on 12 Tech Skills.

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